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Effect of intercropping maize and soybeans on Striga hermonthica parasitism and yield of maize
Striga hermonthica a major biotic constraint to cereal production can be controlled by trap crops. Soybean cultivars vary in ability to stimulate suicidal germination of the weed. An experiment was conducted to select ...
Integrated management of Striga hermonthica, stemborers, and declining soil fertility in western Kenya
Striga hermonthica (Delile) Benth., stemborers, and declining soil fertility are serious threats to sustainable food production in the Lake Victoria zone of Kenya. To address these constraints, promising integrated crop ...
Economic analysis of different options in integrated pest and soil fertility management in maize systems of Western Kenya
The major biotic constraints to the production of maize, the major staple food in Western Kenya, are field pests such as Striga and stem borers, and low soil fertility. To counter these constraints, new cropping systems ...